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October 21, 2018
Ministers' Statements and Speeches

Good morning. My name is Bob McLeod and I am the Premier of the Northwest Territories.

It is great to be here today and to see some familiar faces for what I hope will be an engaging discussion.

As Premier of the Northwest Territories, I have a responsibility to ensure that our government is making decisions that support our vision of creating a prosperous sustainable future for all of our residents. I firmly believe that to achieve that vision we need to draw on the things that have historically made us successful and take those strengths to the next level.

Yellowknife – October 18, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, with over 90 percent of the NWT’s business defined as small businesses, this sector is essential to economic health in our communities and a primary driver of economic diversification across our territory.  Support from our government is more important than ever before.

This is Small Business Week in Canada. It offers us an opportunity to celebrate the successes of small businesses in the NWT and our support for the people whose life’s work is the backbone of our NWT economy.

Yellowknife – October 18, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, one of the key priority areas in our government’s mandate was to address the needs of individuals affected by mental health and addictions.  That is why we released Mind and Spirit: Promoting Mental Health and Addictions Recovery in the Northwest Territories, which is our strategic framework that helps guide our work in this area.

 

I’d like to provide an update on some important initiatives we are taking to enhance and improve services in the mental health and addictions area.

 

Yellowknife – October 18, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, the Government of the Northwest Territories’ Marine Transportation Services delivers essential goods by tug and barge to all marine-accessible communities in the NWT. Residents rely on the service to receive such items as fuel, food, and household goods, while commercial customers also require fuel, mobile equipment, and building supplies to support their businesses and provide economic growth for the territory.

 

Yellowknife – October 17, 2018
News Releases

The Minister of Health and Social Services tabled the Annual Report of the Director of Child and Family Services 2017-2018 yesterday in the Legislative Assembly.

 

Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
Communiqué

Education, Culture and Employment  (ECE) Minister  Caroline Cochrane met with leaders of territorial education bodies during the first week of October to discuss progress.

 

Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and providing services aimed at keeping families healthy, safe and intact, are fundamental priorities for this government.  This is a priority for me personally as well. Since joining the Legislative Assembly in 2007 as both a regular MLA and Minister, I have worked to ensure our child and family services system is built around the philosophy that the best supports for children are strong and resilient families.

 

Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
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Yellowknife – October 16, 2018
Media Statement

Minister of Infrastructure and Industry, Tourism and Investment, Wally Schumann issued the following statement today on the opening of the Marine Training Centre in Hay River and Oceans Protection Plan funding announcement:

Yellowknife – October 12, 2018
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Mr. Speaker, our government is following through on its commitment to invest in transportation infrastructure by strengthening connections with our federal partners.

Improving our existing highway system helps to keep communities connected while improving safety for all road users. This also provides jobs and fosters skills and capacity development for all northerners. Today, I am pleased to provide an update on the many highway improvements that were undertaken this year.   

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